Tired of all the noise? All you have to do set sail and anchor in a secluded cove away from people. Want a spot of culture or an evening out? Head for the nearest marina and enjoy what the resort has to offer for your daytime and evening entertainment.
Whether you’re a first-time sailor or an experienced pro, one sailing holiday destination that is becomingly increasingly popular in Croatia. But, why?
Why go sailing in Croatia?
One of the reasons why people choose to charter a yacht in Croatia is that the unusual shape of the country gives it an exceptionally long indented coastline. Apart from the hundreds of bays, coves, and reefs, the country has over a thousand islands and islets. Only the largest, such as Krk and Cres, are inhabited which means that sailors can easily find their very own desert island to really get away from it all.
Of the 8 national parks located in the country, 3 are maritime. This protection makes Croatia an ideal destination for divers and snorkellers. Apart from admiring the flora and fauna which are clearly visible in the crystal-clear waters, there are also underwater caves and shipwrecks to explore.
Another reason why Croatia is a popular sailing destination is that it has the ideal climate and weather conditions. The local wind, which Croatians call the ‘Maestral’, is a north-westerly. It blows from the sea, bringing good weather with it so it is perfect for sailing.
Another attraction of the country is the sheer variety of places of natural and man-made beauty. National parks, lush vegetation, medieval towns, Gothic cathedrals and of course large expanses of the sea – Croatia has it all. And yacht charter Croatia can easily be arranged online.
Attractions to see in Croatia
Located in the middle of Dalmatia is the country’s biggest coastal town, Split. During a stay there, visitors can enjoy the bustling life of the town and also travel back in time by admiring the ancient Roman architecture of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ in the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Its fortified city walls encircle the city while it’s easy to escape into the surrounding countryside.
Sibenik is the oldest Croatian city and also has remnants of its glorious past in the shape of a medieval cathedral and quaint cobbled streets. It’s the perfect place to sit and enjoy a drink overlooking the sea.
Sailing in Croatia
Sailing gives you greater freedom to choose where to go and what to see. No matter your age or interests, you’ll be sure to find something in Croatia to appeal to you. It’s little wonder that the Croatians national anthem is called ‘Our Beautiful Homeland’.